AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Michigan Avenue for the 60th annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In 1958, the United Irish Societies, sponsored the first St. Patrick’s Parade in Dearborn, MI. The Parade route follows along Michigan Avenue through the area known as Corktown. Corktown received it’s name as the Irish were the largest ethnic group of newcomers to Detroit, most of them from County Cork. The Corktown neighborhood is Detroit’s oldest surviving neighborhood. Everyone is welcomed to march in the parade. The 2018 – 60th Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade is Sunday, March 11, 2018, starting at 12:30 pm.